But for that to happen, Bryant will need to make significant progress with his fractured foot that he suffered in the Week 1 win over the Giants.
Head coach Jason Garrett said he would certainly prefer Bryant to practice for the rematch with the Giants on Oct. 25.
“Like with any injury you certainly want to see a guy out there on the practice field,” Garrett said on Monday. “You want to be able to test it on the practice field and see how he responds physically to the work. There are different kinds of injuries but certainly his would be one where you want to see him on the practice field running around and see how he handles it.”
When asked his status, Garrett kept it rather vague to the media.
“Yeah, he’s making progress. He’s going through his rehab and he’s been out on the field a little bit but he’s really just taking it day by day,” Garrett said. “We’ll see how he responds to the work going forward. The bone has to heal. It’s the kind of injury that the bone has to heal. Him being a tough guy doesn’t really matter in this situation. It’s a medical decision and he’s certainly going to give himself every chance to go out there and play.”
Garrett then added the bone is in “the process of healing.”
Bryant’s timetable was 4-6 weeks with some outside speculation of 6-8 weeks, if not longer, the story said. Last Thursday, Bryant underwent a therapeutic injection early in an effort to speed up his recovery from a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Sunday’s loss to the Patriots marked four weeks since the injury and when the Cowboys take on the Giants in the Meadowlands for their next game, it will be a full six-week absence.